Add syntax color to crontab editor

You might be wondering why you don’t have syntax coloring when you are editing crontab entries.
This can be solved very simply by specifying your editor before starting crontab:

The change can be made persistent across the whole system if you […] Continue Reading…

DTExec: The package execution returned DTSER_FAILURE (1)

What to do when a SQL backup job created with SQL server Maintenance Plans fails with this error?

Investigate! No useful information in the logs.
Previously that day I dropped a few unneeded databases so maybe the Maintenance Plan was still […] Continue Reading…

T-SQL to generate backup and restore commands

Hi guys,

Since my day to day job is a DBA, I figured I will share stuff that others might find useful.
For the first time I will share a small script which will help you generate T-SQL commands in order […] Continue Reading…

DriveDroid

DriveDroid is an Android application that allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone.
Install it on your android phone and use it to boot any computer.
You can store any number of ISO/IMG files on […] Continue Reading…

Disable recent documents in Gtk2/Gtk3

Use the following to disable recent documents in Gtk2/Gtk3:

The ugly part is that there is no way one can disable ‘Recently Used’ in the GtkFileChooser dialog box.

Quick way to convert Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format

A quick way to convert Mbox mailboxes to Mbox format […] Continue Reading…

Bash script to backup my configs (dotfiles)

I needed some script to take care of my config files and put them in a single directory. So here it is.

Moved to ArchLinux!

Moved my ThinkPad T61 to ArchLinux! (Still using Ubuntu on many other machines.)

Screenshot:

I will post some install script I used to configure my system.

Liferea custom stylesheet

I don’t like very much the default font used by Liferea, so I decided to use my custom font. Here is how:
1. Copy the default stylesheet to liferea folder in my $HOME:

2. Add this:

at the begining of liferea.css file.

This […] Continue Reading…

Ubuntu Kindle eBooks

Need some great Ubuntu eBooks to read on your Kindle? Look no further. Keir Thomas has some excellent guides for you.

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